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RM81.58 mln approved for implementing 303 infrastructure projects by local councils
Posted on : 08 May 2019  Source of News: The Borneopost online
 

AN allocation of RM81.58 million has been approved for the 24 local councils, including Kuching South City Council (MBKS), to implement 303 infrastructure projects.

Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, in disclosing this in his winding-up speech, said the projects comprise street lighting, traffic lights, footpaths, public toilets, libraries, jetties and recreational parks.

He told the august House that 17 projects had been completed, 97 projects were at various stages of implementation and 189 projects were at pre-contract stage.

Dr Sim also said that RM657.13 million had been approved to implement 88 ‘projek rakyat’, of which 12 projects had been completed.

The projects would be implemented by Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Public Works Department (PWD) and local authorities, he added.

In addition, he said under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP), 564 projects amounting to RM83.15 million had been approved this year and his ministry had received RM13.1 million this year for 11 flood mitigation projects.

“So far, one project has been completed, seven are scheduled to complete this year and the remaining three are expected to complete next year,” he said.

On allocation under Malaysian Road Record Information System (Marris), Dr Sim said RM322.6 million had been approved for 24 local councils.

As of March 31, he said RM141.3 million had been disbursed by State Financial Secretary, of which RM24.8 million had been spent.

He added that Ministry of Housing and Local Government had also allocated RM30.34 million for all the 26 local councils in the state.

Dr Sim also pointed out that his ministry will continue to engage with the local community through the Smart Community Development Programmes, for which RM2.7 million had been approved for implementation by 23 local councils.

To date, RM830,000 has been disbursed for the implementation of 68 programmes, he added.